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" You'll never get rich by working for your boss. "
" Poetry is one of the oldest of all art forms, and one of its powers for shamans and tribal leaders was the mnemonic. "
" People who get trapped in the tunnel vision of making money think that is all there is to life. "
" I hear poets complaining: 'We face what our forebears did not face. We face TV. We face radio. We face this and that.' "
" Nobody could like Donald Trump, surely, except his mother. No one really likes The Donald. But how can you not have respect for a guy who's been down on the floor and just keeps coming back? Nothing will keep Donald Trump down until they drive a wooden stake in his heart and a silver bullet in his brain. "
" America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage. "
" You shouldn't go around the world behaving ruthlessly when you don't have to. Sometimes you do have to. There is only so much pie to go around. If you're going to take more than your fair share of pie, as socialists would look at it, then someone else is not getting his. That means you've got to take it away from them. "
" This modern mania for interfering in other's lives, usually under the guise of health and safety concerns, is highly irritating and counterproductive. Down with the nanny state. "
" I've been busy for years, buying land, often under pseudonyms, and planting trees on it. All the money is going into it when I die - and in the end I'd like to think that it will be 20 to 30,000 acres. "
" Making money is certainly the one addiction I cannot shake. "
" The age of celebrity editors and monstrous staffing are over. "
" It's kind of a crazy thing to decide that you're going to be worth tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars and set out to do that. It doesn't suit everybody. "
" I love the business of business; I love the risk raking. "
" It's a long, slow sunset for ink-on-paper magazines, but sunsets can produce vast sums of money. "
" With the greatest of respect, I have watched Apple from the day it started. I was publishing magazines about the Apple II before most people had ever heard what a personal computer was. "
" Discourse has ended in America. It's all just shouting and ranting and demonization. Do you know how the rest of the world laughs at you guys? Have you got any idea? They're just rocking with laughter night and day. "
" The rich are not a contented tribe. The demands from others to share their wealth become so tiresome, so insistent, they often decide they must insulate themselves. Insulation eventually breeds a mild form of paranoia. "
" You have to persuade yourself that you absolutely don't care what happens. If you don't care, you've won. I absolutely promise you, in every serious negotiation, the man or woman who doesn't care is going to win. "
" Overhead will eat you alive if not constantly viewed as a parasite to be exterminated. Never mind the bleating of those you employ. Hold out until mutiny is imminent before employing even a single additional member of staff. More startups are wrecked by overstaffing than by any other cause, bar failure to monitor cash flow. "
" I'm very proud of the fact that I'm one of Britain's biggest selling poets. That gives me a huge amount of pleasure. "
" Good ideas are like Nike sports shoes. They may facilitate success for an athlete who possesses them, but on their own they are nothing but an overpriced pair of sneakers. Sports shoes don't win races. Athletes do. "
" I couldn't care less what anyone's 'perception' of me is. I'm too long in the tooth to care. "
" I've always noted with some awe the reading habits of the Australian public. Australians read more newspapers and magazines per head of population than almost any other country in the world. "
" Unless you are completely retired, earning money is the best form of wealth preservation. "
" Publishing magazines for yourself is not good business, man. "